Google announces Chrome Operating System and spells out the end of Microsoft.07.8.09   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Chome OS, Computers, Google, Microsoft, Windows
Every once in a while we drop one of those “this is going to change everything” posts, but THIS is the mother of all of them. Google has officially announced it’s going head to head with Windows for OS dominance with the Chrome Operating System.
Google proves they clearly get what Microsoft does not- that from this point on all software applications should be web based. Granted, if you’re using Photoshop or Final Cut you’re still going to have to stick to your desktop for another decade of so. But if you’re old enough to remember how slow early versions of illustrator or quark ran in 1995, you can be pretty confident that in the future that video editing could happen in a browser.
In case you haven’t heard anyone say it before, the point of the internet is information sharing. That’s true whether you want to show your ideas to the world, or just work on them from various locations. Once your files and software are stored online, you can choose between viewing them on a mobile device (small easily portable format), computer (medium bulky format), or Television (large stationary format).
Just a side note, if you’re an artist and wondering how this affects your work, this is as big as the shift from film photography to digital. As almost any creative person can tell you, when the tools change, so does the art. We think this should open the door to some very interesting new ideas.